In the midst of a global pandemic and election race, the Department of Justice requested the Supreme Court to repeal the Affordable Care Act, called Obamacare.
The landmark healthcare law passed under Barack Obama has allowed millions of Americans to get insurance coverage and remains valid despite the current president’s desire to repeal it. Ministry spokeswoman Noel Francisco said that after two key provisions of the law are declared invalid, “the rest of the insurance will continue.”
Judges will hear the case in the near future, although it is unclear whether they will decide before the November elections. This debate provides another major shift in the political environment during the election season over the issue that has dominated American politics over the past decade. This will be the third time the court hears a lawsuit.
In this case, a coalition of Democratic attorney generals will oppose the Trump administration and a group of Republican state attorney generals.
About 11.4 million people signed up for Obamacare cancellation in 2020, while nearly 12.7 million low-income adults received insurance through the expansion of the new Medicaid program.